UGEC Fireside Chat - Music Therapeutic Caregiving: A Music-Based Intervention for Professional or Family Caregivers Serving Persons with Dementia Who are Resistant to Care
From Jacquie Telonidis
Emily Christensen is a board-certified music therapist who has been working with older adults since 2009. She is the owner of Crescendo Music Therapy, where she and her team provide music therapy services to hospice agencies and care communities across Utah. Emily is also a gerontologist, employed at Jewish Family Service as the Arts and Aging Coordinator. In this role she facilitates the Gleeful Choir (a chorus for people with dementia and their caregivers), as well as additional programing that promotes creative aging for community dwelling older adults. Emily completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Utah State University and her master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Utah. She lives in Ogden Utah, where she enjoys the great outdoors, either in her garden at home or exploring Utah’s amazing wilderness.